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do something they have never done before. they're starring in a live production on youtube focused on prop 8. george clooney and brad pitt are among the stars and they'll be re-enacting the trial since the courts refused to release the videotapes. we have a look what the actors are hoping to accomplish tonight. hello, monty. >> reporter: well, good evening. the play is called 8 and it's based on court transcripts and centers on perry versus schwarzenegger which sought to strike down the ban on the gay marriage. cameras were allowed in the courtroom but the videotapes have never been made public. so this is a re-enactment of what went on in the court in 2011. some of the celebrities include george clooney who will play one of the attorneys and brad pitt who will play the part of the judge. jamie lee curtis, jesse tyler
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ferguson and others are also in the cast. it was written by dustin black, and it was produced by rob reiner. it was a response to a successful move by prop 8 backers to keep the videotapes from the trial from becoming public. >> the prop 8 proponents are still trying to hide what happened at the trial. so we're going to do the exact opposite. we're going to broadcast it to the entire world. >> now, gay marriage has become an issue in the presidential race with republican rick santorum saying he seeks the nullification of the same-sex marriages in california. we'll have more on that part of the story tonight at 11:00. the play will be live streamed on youtube and we have learned there will be a viewing party at the lgbt center on market street. the doors open at 7:00. monty francis, nbc bay area
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news. on sunday, drivers normally get a break when they park at a meter in san francisco, but that could change. the transagency is millions of dollars in the red and today it held the town hall meeting to go over the deficit. it includes increasing the rates and fines as well as charging for meters on sundays. that would reportedly generate nearly $3 million each year. today's meeting is the first of five and the next is scheduled for thursday evening at the city college. that starts at 6:00. several state lawmakers plan to seek a state audit of the finances and pension obligations of san jose. the idea is to get a neutral evaluation and this comes after an inaccurate estimate was being used in negotiations with unions at various times the mayors and other says the retirement obligation in 2015 could reach
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$650 million. the state committee plans to meet wednesday to decide whether to approve the request for an independent audit. teachers are rallying together this weekend to increase funding for public schools. nbc bay area's kimberly terry has more from santa clara. >> reporter: we are here for measure "a" and if it passes it will generate $2 millioner year. the measure will allow for a partial tax for five years. santa clara has been able to rely on the reserves over the last decade. to make up at least in part for the $35 million loss from state and local property tax revenues. but supporters of the bill say they're running out of money and options. the district has a budget shortfall of $8 million this school year and the school bill approved pink slips.
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backers say teachers say layoffs and they may have to cut music, art and science classes for the 14,000 students. >> only $7 a month. so it's like a trip to starbucks. it will be on the property tax. an exemption for the seniors 65 and other who can't afford to pay the partial tax. they will not be asked to pay the tax. but we need to all commit to continuing to educate our children so that i that can follow on in their parents and grandparent's steps to build a strong community. >> it must be approved by two thirds vote. in santa clara, nbc bay area news. no insurance no problem. for about 30 people in san francisco today. doctors and nurses from kaiser teamed up with operation access to perform minor surgeries and procedures for people living without health insurance. the cofounder of operation
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access says the procedures can be life changing. >> we do procedures that will actually get people to qualify for jobs because there are some health barriers to people who work that we can correct in a half hour visit. >> it is to improve access to those on lowncome and we're told the nonprofit which was founded in 1993 has helped more than 8,000 people with free surgical and specialty care. ballots are being counted in washington state following the republican presidential caucuses there. early results show mitt romney is in the lead followed by rick santorum and ron paul. and as nbc's bay area's brian mohr reports, romney picked up a key endorsement in ohio. >> in washington state, republicans caucused for first candidates and while the results are nonbinding, it means momentum just three days before super tuesday. and right now, all eyes are on
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ohio. >> we need a president who knows the economy to fix the economy. >> reporter: and romney rallied the supports this saturday afternoon in dayton. and he picked up the endorsement of ohio's largest newspaper. the plain dealer of cleveland. still, the latest poll show rick santorum seems to have the momentum. >> this is a marathon, not a sprint. we're going to keep working. we're doing well and we feel like this race is narrowing like it should be. >> reporter: while newt gingrich has to win the home state of georgia, ron paul is more interested in adding to his delegate count. and that's what super tuesday is all about. delegates. 419 up for grabs in ten states. that's more than a third of the 1,144 delegates needed to cinch the nomination. santorum is shrugging off news that incomplete paperwork in ohio will keep him for competing for at least nine of the state's delegates. brian mohr, nbc news,
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washington. and this year, the long wait in traffic paid off for skiers and snowboarders today. but the extra four feet of snow may not help the economy there. this is expected to be one of the busiest weeks of the season for tahoe, but it's one of the bleakest snow seasons on record. meaning businesses have been slow and many are talk ago ways to help boost business in the area. and in south lake tahoe there's talk of expanding gambling options to entice people regardless of whether the snow falls and north lake tahoe is considering a plan to entice more tech workers from the bay area to relocate and telecommute. an amazing discovery in the midst of the tornadoes in the midwest and south. a baby girl than found alive. and rush limbaugh does something very rare for the outspoken talk show host. a new bowling alley is opening soon. it has something to do with a certain bearded giant player.
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in a rare move, popular conservative talk show host rush limbaugh has issued an apology of sorts.
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he called a georgetown law student a prostitute and shut. sandra fluke testified about the need for insurance to cover birth control. and in an attempt to be funny he said he used the wrong words and did not mean to personally attack fluke. b.p. is putting the worst oil spill behind it. it agreed to settle out of courts with thousands of victims. the terms of the settlement were not released. now plaintiffs are deciding whether to take part in it or opt out and sue. b.p. expects to sell out nearly $8 billion. the lawsuits were brought by fishermen who lost work. and the trial was expected to start on monday. and coming up next at 6:00, found alive. rescuers make a remarkabl discovery in the search for survivors after a series of deadly tornados. around the bay area this
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weekend, we saw temperatures really starting to warm up. in fact, some places at this hour still close to 70 degrees outside. we'll let you know what you can expect tomorrow ase're watching temperatures climb even more around the bay area. your forecast when we come back. [ teen ] times are good, aren't they, kids?
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washington county, indiana. they say she is in critical condition tonight. a hospital spokes woman says both her parents, her 3-year-old brother and her sister were killed in the tornado. more than 100 tornados hit in 12 states this week. nbc bay area's jay gray is in one of the hardest hit communities in indiana. >> reporter: hey, there, diane. it's heart breaking stories that continue to unfold across the country right now. or at least the tornado alley here. the devastation stretches for miles here. and across 12 states. it's evidence of two violent attacks from mother nature over the span of three days. loss for many that's difficult to bear right now. a day after and the devastation is almost impossible to believe. >> tragic terrible. up with minute you're here and then you're gone. >> communities and lives ripped apart by a hundred tornadoes that touched down across a dozen
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states. the images of destruction tell the sad story better than any words might. kentucky, georgia, tennessee, and north carolina. deep, violent scars that stretch for miles. perhaps none more painful than here in the nation's heartland. >> mother nature has dealt harshly with indiana. >> a small town of henryville is wiped from the map. the only thing left to cling to here -- each other. and now, as they begin the seemingly impossible task of picking up the pieces, many sifting through this rubble understand as hard as it may be to believe, it could have been worse. >> truly it's a miracle that the kids came out alive. >> reporter: framed by bus tossed or toppled on their sides, this is all that's left of the high school. the classrooms likely would have been full when the storm hit. but ahead of the tornado, administrators made a life saving decision. >> they dismissed school early and the kids, you know, my
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daughter -- she normally gets out at ten to 3:00. >> reporter: a blessing from the outside that looks so cursed right now. and now many begin a very difficult task. sure survivors trying to somehow bring back battered communities and turn them into home again. that's the latest live from here in henryville, indiana. i'm jay gray. back to you. thank you very much. we'll check in with on the weather now and what's going on. hello, rob. >> hello, diane. had over 100 tornadoes there. happening now in the southeast, that's where the severe weather transitionedoday as the wind sheer was highest over southern georgia today and the florida panhandle. you can see a lot of intense thunderstorms there. and now it continues to throttle back after ten more confirmed tornadoes today in the southeast. you saw indiana. we have some cold air dropping
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onon down. we have some lake-effect snow off to chicago and the great lakes and cold a follows thatld strong system. looks like the severe weather threat in terms of tornado producing super cells is starting to wind down. but look what happened as we head out to west. things are quite dry today. look at the high press chur started to build in. upper 60s to low 70s today. look at santa cruz. up to 75 degrees. right now, still 50s outside. it's still 68 in gilroy. off shore winds really started to dry things out and warm things up. tomorrow should be the warmest day through the next seven days and then things start to cool down come monday. a chance of showers rolling in on tuesday. again, the high pressure clearing out our skies. everywhere really west of the rockies except for the far northern cascades seeing dry weather to kick off the weekend.
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clearing out in the eastern pacific. this is the reason why tomorrow we'll see another day soaring into the upper 70s and easily some 60s out on the coast. the next chance of seeing some showers kind of like this week. looks like it will roll in as we go into monday night and tuesday. sea breeze picking up on monday. which will cool us off. then come tuesday, looks like the early morning hours. more snow for the sierra. probably not as much as this week. every little bit helps and more snow showers into tuesday afternoon. and we'll see things warming up as we pass the middle part of the week. tonight without the clouds and the dry air in place, places that are wind protected, numbers in the 30s and 40s. so little chilly for the morning but t-shirt weather for the afternoon. mid 70s tomorrow around santa jose. a chance at upper 70s, but at least low 70s and should get close to 72 before the sea
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breeze picks back up. start to cool off mormon dnday. look at the temperature drop. then as we head to next weekend more showers on the way. that's staple of spring weather as we get closer, 2 1/2 weeks away. roller coaster week. >> really, all right, thank you very much. coming up next, a giants player who throws strikes for living is a part owner of a different strike throwing. which fan favorite is opening up the newest bowling alley. bay area !
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giants closer brian wilson isn't just throwing strikes on the baseball field. he's getting in the business of bowling also. he's the part owner of the lucky strikes, and it's opening up from a block in at&t park. it will feature a 40-foot bar, a loun lounge, a restaurant and local
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art as well. the 12th lane is numbered in honor of wilson. >> in general, lucky strike 1-11, but instead of 12, we have lane 38 for brian wilson who's joined auus as a partner. we don't consider ourselves a bowling alley or a lounge. what we consider ourselves to be and this is a new set of words for me to say, so here it is. a gastropub fun house. bowling optional. >> okay. lucky strike is a chain of bowling alleys. the location will be the first one in the bay area. it is scheduled to open on friday and lane 38 is a good p.r. move. let's bring in henry wolford of comcast sports. everybody will want to play on 38. >> diane, bring your team. i'm bringing my team. we'll hook up at lane 38. i bet we'll beat you, no problem at all. >> i can guarantee you'll beat me. >> all right. we've got to be able to stay on the same team.
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the giants make the 2012 cactus league debut with tim lincecum on the mound. would he be able to overcome first day jitters? but first, we take you to h.p. pavilion where the sharks take the ice against the blues. we're live at the shark tank. we'll have an update. that's next from the xfinity sports desk.
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welcome back to nbc pay bay area. the sharks have to get the job done without having their coach on the bench. coach tom mcclelland is expected to miss the third straight game as he continues to suffer concussion like symptoms nearly a week afters he hit in the head with the stick. it happened last sunday against the minnesota wild. today, mcclelland talked to the s dia for the first time since hi injury. brodie brazijoins us from the tank. how is the coach doing? >> he does not look normal. he has discomfort or you can tell by the way he approaches practice. as you mentioned he made his first public comments this morning about the incident six days ago. >> i'm feeling better every day. i still have some moments that aren't real good.
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i can tell you i have a much better appreciation for head injuries. >> the sharks head coach ran yesterday's practice and at times looked uncomfortable and just not quite himself. today, the 44-year-old admitted he did not feel very well after the session. >> just typical concussion-type symptoms. you know, there's times i feel really good and then a lot of the motion and movement makes it hard for one to focus a little bit. but i'm getting better every day. >> the one thing we do know, he hates to be the center of attention. >> a big battle and you guys are focused on me. that's not -- let's talk about the games and how patty can have an impact and how the goalkeeper will be good. i think that's where the focus has to be. not on me. >> so just to recap, todd
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mcclelland definitely out twoent. t douglas murray has missed the last eight with a fractured adam's apple, but he's good to go tonight. >> thank you, brodie. let's slide over to baseball. tim lincecum on the hill. for the g-men as they're hosting arizona. top of the first. strikes out ryan roberts. later in the first inning, lincecum was in trouble, but he gets chris young to pop out to end the inning. lincecum two inning, one run and two strikes. bottom of the second now, giants get the offense clicking. one on for brandon bell. two runners aboard at that point now. on the corners. two batters later, brandon crawford. singles to right. and that'll make it 2-1 giants after two. however, they lose to the d'backs. 9-6 is your final.
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as and mariners in the texas league action. bottom of the first. straight out of oakland on the hill. gives up an rbi single to justin smoak. and then jarrett parker, boy, he looks good pitching. strikes out ryan swinging. chone figgins goes down looking. to the third inning we go, newcomer seth smith. one of the guys that i brought in to bring some pop at the plate. comebacker to tie the game. weeks touches the home plate and then jonny gomes straight out of petaluma crushes one to left. two-run shot. he was 2-3 on the day. as get the win, 9-2 is your final. also got a big game going on in the wcc west coast conference semifinal.
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usf is taking on st. mary's. highlights at 11:00. >> thank you, henry. one of the stars of nbc's "the office" is in san jose for the film festival in san jose. >> i'm in need of a medium. >> you'll always -- >> he plays creed on the office but he plays a much different role in the 1950s black and white sci-fi musical. if you're curious, check it out tonight. just go to the website and check it out. thanks for choosing the bay area at 6:00. we have lindsay lohan tonight on "snl." i'll be a tweeting about it. coming up on techn now, we'l show you why they call this the year of the smart televi

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